This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to plan familiar work activities, whilst following established procedures and work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures of the organisation.

Planning is undertaken by the individual performing the work. Individual plan components may require modification and prioritising to meet job requirements or to respond to unforeseen circumstances.

Where computations are required to be performed unit MEM12024 Perform computations should also be selected.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices; - planning a work activity using appropriate planning tools and techniques whilst following established procedures, including work health and safety (WHS) requirements; - checking the plan to ensure accuracy and conformance and modifying the plan components, as necessary, to overcome any unforeseen difficulties or developments; - identifying hazards and implementing appropriate risk control measures and procedures; - selecting, using and maintaining relevant personal protective equipment (PPE); - evaluating the effectiveness of risk controls measures, and; - providing proforma WHS reports in accordance with SOPs, as required.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe work practices and procedures and use of PPE; - relevant specifications; - sources of advice relating to the objectives, requirements and specifications; - timeframe for activity completion; - quality requirements of the product or service; - techniques and reasons for prioritising of each step in a plan; - modifications that can be made to the plan to respond to unforeseen developments; - risk control measures, and; - reporting requirements for accidents, incidents and other non-conformances with WHS procedures.

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